The Colin McEnroe Show
12:08 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

"The System" of College Football and the NFL's Concussion Crisis

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At the heart of a new Frontline documentary is a simple question - does playing football expose you to life-threatening brain damage?

It's a question putting America's most popular sport on notice - raising concerns for moms, players' wives, and all of us who love football. Today we talk with Jim Gilmore, producer for Frontline's new documentary "A League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis."

But before we get into concussions and the NFL, we talk about the industry that grooms players for the big leagues. Jeff Benedict is author of The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big Time College Football. College football brings millions to 100,000 seat stadiums every Saturday, so why can't players - who are essentially working full-time jobs - have some share in the revenue? 

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Benedict - Journalist/Author, The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big Time College Football
  • Jim Gilmore - Producer/Reporter, "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis"

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